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Geniatech XPI-iMX8MM is a Raspberry Pi clone with an NXP i.MX 8M Mini processor

Geniatech’s latest single-board computer is a credit card-sized PC with a 1.8 GHz NXP i.MX 8M Mini ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor and support for up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage. If the Geniatech XPI-iMX8MM looks familiar, that’s because it’s basically a Raspberry Pi clone, with the same dimensions, a similar set […]

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NXP teases next-gen i.MX 9 chips with integrated neural processing unit

Chip maker NXP unveiled a few new members of its i.MX 8 family this week, with the new i.MX 8ULP designed for ultra low power applications, while the i.MX 8ULP-CS is designed for use with Microsoft’s Azure Sphere cloud security. But the company is also starting to talk about next-gen NXP i.MX 9 series processors, […]

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SolidRun CuBox-M is a 2 inch i.MX8M mini PC with Android and Linux support

SolidRun’s new CuBox-M is a tiny computer stuffed into a cube-shaped box that measures 2″ x 2″ x 2″. The little is powered by either a dual-core or quad-core NXP i.MX8M ARM Cortex-A53 processor, features support for AI, machine learning, and natural language processing, and support for Android or Linux. The CuBox-M has a starting price […]

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SolidRun launches i.MX 8M Plus system on a module for $75 and up

SolidRun is launching a new line of tiny computers powered by NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus processors featuring ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores, a neural processing accelerator, Vivante GC7000UL graphics, and an ARM Cortex-M7 real-time controller.. The new SolidRun i.MX 8M Plus Computer on Modules will be available in dual core and quad core versions, with prices starting […]

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MaaxBoard Mini is an i.MX8M powered single-board PC

NXP’s i.MX8M line of processors are popular with open source hardware makers thanks to NXP’s ample documentation for these ARM-based chips. While they’re not as powerful as the latest processors from Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek, or Apple, they’ve shown up in devices like Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphone and single-board computers like the PICO-PI-IMX8M. Now there’s […]

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PICO-PI-IMX8M is like a Raspberry Pi with the heart of Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone

There’s no shortage of Raspberry Pi lookalikes these days. But the PICO-PI-IMX8M stands out as one of the only models I’m aware of to feature an NXP I.MX8M Quad processor. One of the things I find interesting about that chip is that it’s the same ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor Purism is using for the Librem […]

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Necunos NC_1 is an expensive, open source phone-shaped… thing

The Necunos NC_1 looks like a typical smartphone. But instead of Android or iOS it’s designed to run GNU/Linux-based software. And… it doesn’t have a cellular modem or SIM card slot. So basically it’s a phone-shaped Linux tablet. Or something. Whatever it is, it’s up for pre-order starting today and it’s scheduled to start shipping […]

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Qualcomm abandons bid to acquire chip maker NXP

For the past two years Qualcomm has been trying to buy rival chip maker NXP. Now Qualcomm is giving up. According to Reuters the deal, which was most recently valued at $44 billion, would have been “the biggest semiconductor takeover globally,” but  it failed to gain approval of Chinese regulators. US-based Qualcomm is already the […]

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Wand Pi 8M is a Raspberry Pi-like PC with NXP i.MX8 CPU for $89 and up (coming in 2018)

Wandboard has been making tiny computers featuring Freescale i.MX chips for years, but the company’s next product may be one of the most interesting to date. The Wand Pi 8M is powered by an NXP i.MX8M ARMv8 processor (Freescale was acquired by NXP), and it has a Raspberry Pi-like design, as well as a Raspberry […]

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Purism’s Librem 5 Linux phone will likely feature NXP i.mx8 processor (if it ships)

It’s starting to look like that Purism Librem 5 smartphone with a GNU/Linux operating system and hardware kill switches for the camera, mic, wireless features might actually happen. While you can often predict the success or failure of a crowdfunding campaign based on its first few days, the Librem 5 project didn’t pick up a […]